Patent licensing: what next for FRAND?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/uk/patent-licensing-what-next-for-frand

This article explains how the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Unwired Planet has created a new multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution forum and considers what refinements future cases in this area might make.

05 March 2019

Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/uk/patents-uk-jurisdiction-over-global-frand-licence

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the UK Patents Court has jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of UK standard essential patents against Chinese as well as UK defendants where the relief sought was a global fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ...

05 March 2019

German Federal Patent Court denies request for preliminary grant of a compulsory license – Where do we go from here?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2019/germany/german-federal-patent-court-denies-request-for-preliminary-grant-of-compulsory-license

Sanofi sought a compulsory licence for the distribution of its high cholesterol drug Praluent® but this was dismissed in preliminary proceedings (docket no: 3 LiQ 1/18).

07 February 2019

Patents: whether royalties payable under patent licence

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/global/patents-whether-royalties-payable-under-patent-licence

The High Court has construed a patent using US legal rules and held that, since the licensed product did not infringe the patent, no royalties were payable.

11 October 2018

A telecoms Blockbuster: Beijing High Court upholds patent injunction in IWNCOMM v Sony

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/global/a-telecoms-blockbuster-beijing-high-court-upholds-patent-injunction-in-iwncomm-v-sony

As China’s IP system continues to advance, the Beijing High Court has issued a new blockbuster decision on patents, FRAND and telecoms injunctions.

17 April 2018